First Impressions of the CXS Compact Drill

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Reader Comments | Cordless Drills | New Products | Reviews | Paint

We sent Brice Burrell, a carpenter living in the Pittsburgh area, one of our CXS compact cordless drills to test out. The CXS is being introduced on June 1st and offers the benefits of the FastFix interchangeable chuck system found on all Festool drills. The CXS is just under two pounds and offers exceptional battery life and ultra-fast charge times. If you're considering a compact cordless drill, check out the Festool CXS! Here's what Brice had to say about his use of the CXS over the past few weeks...

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Reviews of the New RO 90 DX Sander

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders | Paint

Paul Marcel RO 90 Review

Paul-Marcel, a member of the Festool Owners Group Forum, has demonstrated a real knack for video reviews of tools which are not only informative but also entertaining, if not comical at moments. This month, Paul-Marcel was kind enough to share his experiences with the new Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander after putting it to good use for a couple of weeks.

A video overview of the RO 90 DX sander and its features
A video comparison of the RO 90 DX and DTS 400 sanders on a teak door
A video demonstrating the RO 90 DX stripping an oak cabinet

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Greg Paolini Reviews the New RO 90 DX Sander

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander Review

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

Transform the way you tackle your next project!

Recently, we connected with Cliff, the self-proclaimed "Wood Nerd", and provided him with the soon-to-be-released RO 90 DX sander to run through its paces. Cliff was nice enough to produce a very detailed assessment of the RO 90 and give his candid thoughts about how it performed in his shop. His review includes several videos that demonstrate various features and techniques. If you like to soak up every detail about a product when considering a purchase, you'll really appreciate Cliff's thorough commentary, dozens of detailed photos and videos.

If, after reading over Cliff's review, you still want to learn more about the RO 90 DX then head over to our Rotex micro website. There you'll find in-depth information about the features and benefits offered by Festool's family of Rotex sanders.

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Dozens of New Festool Product Reviews

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Reader Comments | Festool Owners Group | Reviews | Paint

FOG Product Reviews

One of the benefits to participating in the Festool Owners Group online forum is that we occasionally do contests for its members. The contests are designed to encourage members to share information, ideas, and advice with other members of the online community. Recently, we announced a contest for members to write or video product reviews. This is the second time we've done such a contest and the entries have provided a wealth of information. We have randomly selected two winners who each received their choice of a RO 90 DX sander or WCR 1000 Workcenter. The contest has produced 58 new written and video product reviews.

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Taming Solid Surface with the OF2200 Router

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | How-To | Reviews | Routers

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool OF 2200 router in conjunction with a CT dust extractor for solid surface work. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Producing Masterful Works of Art Using Festool.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews

We received an article that was submitted by Rev. Fr. Menas Vlatas, a skilled artisan who creates incredible, elaborate creations for churchs. He shares his story and perspective of how Festool is incorporated into his work. We encourage you to watch the video pictorial of some of his work.

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Need to Polish Your $200,000 Ferrari? Use a Festool Rotex!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Drew Pancroft, proprietor of Zenith Detail, takes the Festool Rotex for a "test drive" in this latest end-user article. Drew travels the country detailing some of the most exotic cars in the United States. Recently, we sent Drew a Rotex RO 150 FEQ and Shinex RAP 150 (Available Spring 2011) to test out and give us some feedback on how these products meet the high demands of his clients. Be sure to check the Zenith Detail website for incredible before and after photos of the Ferrari F-430 from this article.

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